Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Teacher's day

India celebrates the birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President and Vice-President and great statesman, as "Teachers' Day". Born on September 5, 1888, at Tiruttani, 40 miles to the north-east of Madras, Radhakrishnan grew to become the most famous Indian teacher and philosopher of all times. In his honour, this day is celebrated as Teacher's Day.
He was also the Vice-President of India from 1952-1962. He held the office of the Chancellor, University of Delhi, before taking over as the President of India in May 1962.

On Teacher's day I would like to thank all the teachers who played a very important part in grooming up my personality.. If it is not for them, I would not be what I am today... In that way a few of them are really very special to me for 2 reasons 1) They have taught me things which has helped me in future 2) I admire them for what they are and learnt in the process...

First, its my parents who brought me into this world and taught me so many things and much more which I learnt by observing them ... Then, my grandparents who were always on my side when my mom scolded me for the silly things I used to do ... This made me feel I'm special to somebody no matter what... Few of my friends who were there through my thick and thin and made me really understand in my worst times that its jus' a passing phase and this too shall go...

As much as my memory can recall , mrs. Muthuvadivoo Ramesh is someone special to me for she was the one who first thought I could dance and started training me for school programs ... She also trained me in my language skills and more so as she was also my 8th grade class teacher ...

Mrs.Julia Jhonson ... She was more supportive , whenever I had to go through my tough times , I also got a proficiency award when I was in her class :) .. She was fighting cancer until few years back and now she is in good health.. Im glad :)

Mrs. Sharada Ramoorthy.. very friendly, understanding ... I have never seen someone as patient as her.... We as children never felt like calling her maam , we were so tempted to call her aunty with the way she treated us..

Mrs. Julia Robertson ... She taught us lessons through her songs and let us have fun in our own way ..

Mrs.Parvathy .. Mrs. vedavalli .. They were the ones who brought the best out of me... thou' I was hardly present in their classes , I was mostly out practising music or dance for the forthcomin competition... Theirs were the PTA meeting I feared most...

Mr. Sozharajan and Mr. Pandian ... The first teachers who made History and geography fun to learn with their sense of humor ...

Ms.Rehana , my physical education teacher who very well knew im bad in sports and still enrolled me for sports events and let me try my luck... She was more like a friend...

Mrs.Sophia , my vice principal in secondary schooling who let me participate in all inter school culturals bunking classes :p

Mrs. Susan kuruvilla , who is one of the most favoured teacher as she helped us do whatever we liked.... Her accent of english is funny to say the least but very cute :)

Mrs.Chitra , my dance teacher... I owe her a lot...

Mrs.Celene Patrick , my kindergarden head mistress

My principals Mr J.D. Jhonson and Mrs. J.M. Sathya Kumari ...

This is a special year for my principal Mrs.Sathya kumari as she is getting a national award for her excellence in teaching... Congrats ma'am ...

If any of my teachers are reading it , I would jus' like to say I miss you all and would be glad to get in touch with you again ...

Apart from all of them , a few experiences in life and a lot of books which I read turned out to be some of the best teachers too !

Wish you all a very Happy teachers day , for each one of us are teachers in someway or the other !!

The teacher's day we celebrated in my 12th grade was the best, as it was the final year of schooling we had to wear saree and take the responsiblities of a teacher for a day...And my bad luck, I was appointed to go to another 12th grade where I was being bullied by my friends .. Very funny the day turned out to be.... Thanks for reading :D

13 comments:

praveen said...

Hi....Im happy to know tat mr.Radhakrishnan was born in a town near my village .... :D

Nice way to honour ur teachers....

keep rocking....

praveen said...

ya.. u can add me in ur regulars...
with pleasure :D

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Im glad to know Dr. Radhakrishnan that too :) .. Thanks I will add you right away :)

Nags said...

i am a trainer with google and today we celebrated today by wearing matching clothes, my team :)

i had commented on another blog of yours. please feel free to add my blog on to your regular reads. I wud be flattered. thanks shalini

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Nags

Thanks, thats sweet of you :.. Glad to know you and your team had fun :)

whAt A LiFe said...

A tribute to teachers. That's so sweet of you shalu. Our teachers have put in a lot of effort not only teaching the subjects but also discipline, good personality and respect. We have learned a lot through them. We also had special classes before the exam period. We should thank them for their sacrifices they have made for us.

Happy Teacher's Day.

Drama Div@ said...

Good post. I also adore and respect my teachers/lecturers/ tutors/prof. They are really a part of my success.. They make learning a wonderful experience for me. But it's not often that we thank these wonderful people who help in building that foundation on which our dreams and desires stand. so, I wish all the teachers a happy teachers' day. Teachers, you are truly appreciated!

T-Tolerable
E-Extravaganza
A-Ambitious
C-Cheerful
H-Heartiest
E-Exceptional
R-Responsible

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Shanthini akka

Ya,your rite..Teachers have also played a major part in grooming us to what we are now.. Thansk for ur wonderful comment :)

@Drama diva

Thats really sweet of you, not many at times we realise the part they played in our lives and we forget to acknowledge their deeds.. I'm really happy to have got some really good teachers :)

Nags said...

my yoga classes are a totally different story altogether!

Shionge said...

This is so sweet of you to remember all the teachers :D

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@nags
Lol :D

@Shionge
Thanks shi :)

A.J.Anto said...

OMG! I cannot believe you just said Susan Ma'am. She is one of the best teachers i had the opportunity to come across. She was one of the people who encouraged me to write!
btw, Nice tribute! When did you pass out of SBOA?

aparajitha said...

nice and a true fact, a good initiative and i think all the teachers here have changed your life.